Friday October 12, 2012

A public meeting to discuss the issue of establishing a quarantine boundary within the Commonwealth in response to the discovery of the Emerald Ash Borer in western Massachusetts will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Berkshire Athenaeum on Wendell Avenue.

Central to the meetings is the issue of establishing a quarantine boundary within the state that would restrict the movement of certain wood products under certain conditions.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session, and general feedback will be elicited to help guide the state’s actions as it moves forward with responding to the discovery of this destructive pest.

More information about the meeting can be obtained at DCR.Updates@state.ma.us or by calling (617) 626-4974.